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Fresh Air for January 19, 2013

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo. Affleck also directed the film, which is based on events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Keith Bernstein/Warner Brothers hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Ben Affleck And Dustin Hoffman

Fresh Air Weekend: Ben Affleck And Dustin Hoffman

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Fresh Air for January 18, 2013

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The Inquisition: A Model For Modern Interrogators

The Inquisition: A Model For Modern Interrogators

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Victoria (Megan Charpentier) and her sister, Lilly (Isabelle Nelisse), are near-feral orphans in the horror thriller Mama. Universal Pictures hide caption

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'Mama': A Good Old-Fashioned Horror Movie

'Mama': A Good Old-Fashioned Horror Movie

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Fresh Air for January 17, 2013

Fresh Air for January 16, 2013

Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with the film Quartet. He has starred in such classics as The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer and Tootsie. Kerry Brown/The Weinstein Company hide caption

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'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

'Quartet': Dustin Hoffman, Behind The Camera

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Fresh Air for January 15, 2013

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in Argo. Affleck also directed the film, which is based on events surrounding the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Keith Bernstein/Warner Brothers hide caption

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Affleck On 'Argo' And The 1979 Hostage Crisis

Affleck On 'Argo' And The 1979 Hostage Crisis

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George Saunders' previous books include In Persuasion Nation and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006. Basso Cannarsa/Courtesy Random House hide caption

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George Saunders Lives Up To The Hype

George Saunders Lives Up To The Hype

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